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Heard Up North: Having a ball at Clarkson

Clarkson University students were having a ball in Potsdam recently. Actually, they spent more than an hour moving a huge earthen ball across town to Clarkson's main campus. Our news intern Chelsea Ross stumbled upon the Moving the World event and sent this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

SLU students honored in Albany

A handful of students from St Lawrence University stood on the floor of the state Senate yesterday as lawmakers passed a resolution recognizing tuition assistance funds for low-income New Yorkers.  Go to full article

SUNY faculty protest Paterson's budget

Around 300 professors, teachers, and other faculty employed at New York's public colleges and universities chanted and marched at the state capitol Friday against the governor's proposed budget cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam to cut 59 jobs

Administrators at SUNY Potsdam say they have to trim more than $7 million from next year's budget. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Sorority sisters have left the building

Springtime means a lot of things in the North Country. But in college towns like Plattsburgh or Burlington or Canton or Potsdam, it means the seniors are getting ready to graduate. And they're making sure everyone knows. David Sommerstein came across a gaggle of celebrating sorority sisters on the streets of Potsdam for this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

SUNY board votes for tuition hike

The SUNY Board of Trustees voted for a tuition hike this week. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Franklin County backs NCCC expansion plan

North Country Community College has now secured "conceptual" approval from both of its sponsoring counties on a proposed $56 million expansion and upgrade of its Saranac Lake campus. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Brooke James, SLU '06
Brooke James, SLU '06

Canton Rotary awards scholarships

Canton's Rotary Club awarded Ambassadorial Scholarships to two St. Lawrence University graduates this week. The scholarships went to Katie Gauthier and Brooke James. A third scholarship went to Kate Bakelaar of Ottawa. Rotary awards the $24,000 scholarships each year to further understanding among people in different countries. James told Todd Moe she started a college Rotary chapter at SLU, and plans to pursue a Master's degree in cultural tourism.  Go to full article

Protests against budget cuts begin

SUNY professors held a demonstration at the State Capitol against a Governor Paterson's decision to hang onto some of funds collected through student fees to help plug the budget gap. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY considers merging two community colleges

The State University of New York will study the possibility of combining services and programs at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh and North Country Community College, which has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. The study was recommended by State Senator Betty Little and comes as both colleges are facing a change in administration. But, as Chris Knight reports, officials at North Country Community College say they haven't been told much about the study or what it could mean.  Go to full article

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